The Sustainability of Concrete Pipe

Concrete pipe has been determined to have the lowest global warming potential (GWP) when compared to commonly used pipe materials for water and wastewater pipelines.

“Life Cycle Analysis for Water and Wastewater Pipe Materials link to Life Cycle Analysis”, a 2013 paper published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, reported on details of a Life Cycle Analysis of various pipe materials through four phases: pipe production, transport, installation, and use. The result: concrete pipe resulted in the lowest GWP across the entire range of pipe sizes investigated.